EMPULSE R20Wheelchair Push-Assist

The only power-pack that can be folded with your wheelchair.

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Introducing the Empulse R20

With the new Empulse R20 pushing aid it has never been so easy to support the attendant pushing the wheelchair. Whether uphill, downhill or long trips, the R20 helps in every situation. Combining a unique folding function, the lightweight R20 is under 5 kg providing easy transportation and literally no impact when self propelling your wheelchair.

The R20 is compatible with almost any wheelchair that has a box frame and a tube diameter of 22-28 mm.

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From £1470 

This price is based on standard configuration only. This item may have multiple additional extras that are not included in the published price. Please see your local authorised dealer for a detailed quote.

Pushing has never been so easy

With the new Empulse R20 powerpack it has never been so easy to support the attendant pushing the wheelchair.

With a 4.5kg total transport weight and unique folding function, the R20 is ideal for storage and transport, without having to compromise on performance and durability. The R20 is also incredibly easy to use, with a push to go control, two peg mounting and easy to read display.

The R20 is the only powerpack on the market that can be folded with the wheelchair. This unique feature means you no longer have to connect and disconnect every time you transport or store the wheelchair.

The light weight of the R20 and the stylish backpack allows easy handling, easy transport & also easy adaptation to nearly any wheelchair.

Despite it's lightweight nature and compact appearance, there is no compromise on performance. The R20 can achieve a 9 mile range, as well as having the ability to climb 5cm kerbs and 10 degree slopes.  It will also cater for users up to 170kg in weight (190kg total including the wheelchair), which means the R20 is a product that works for all.

Pushing has never been so easy

Highest reliability

The powerful motor with a lithium ion battery provides highest reliability. The R20 propulsion aid offers an extended warranty on motor (3 years) and the lithium Ion battery (2 years).

  • The R20 contains 250w brushless motors that don't wear over time versus traditional brushed versions, as well as a powerful, robust and long lasting tyre and a lithium ion battery ensuring a durable and reliable product, this is reinforced with an extended 2 year warranty on the battery and 3 years on the motor

  • The intuitive, easy to grip two peg design allows easy mounting without using any tools.

  • The R20 is one of the lightest powerpacks on the market, with a total carry weight of just 4.5kg, it is less than half the weight of other powerpacks currently available. This includes 3kg for the motor and a 1.4kg lithium-ion battery which can be disconnected and transported separately.

  • The easy to use control system has one push button to go, as well as an easy to read display showing the speed and battery gauges. A height adjustable handle allows the user to achieve the most comfortable position when operating the device.

Highest reliability

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Seat Width:320 - 600 mm
Max. Range:15 km
Speed:5 km/h (adjustable in three steps: 2/3.7/5 km/h)
Batteries:5.8 Ah / 36 V (209 Wh) - Lithium Ion
Maximum Safe Slope:10° / 18%
Max Kerb Climb:50 mm
Electronics:Charger 100-240 V AC: 36 V & 1.35 A
Min. Weight:3 kg (Motor and brackets)
Maximum User Weight:190 kg (Load: User & Wheelchair)

As a part of our ongoing product improvement initiative, Sunrise Medical reserves the right to change specifications and design without notice. Further, not all features and options offered are compatible with all configurations of the wheelchair. Please consult the user instruction manual for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

During the forward movement the motor winding (Stator) is uncoupled (by the freerun). This is not the case when moving backward, as the motor windings create a voltage causing the LED´s flashing, which is completely normal.

The R20 is a pushing device without any braking function. A drumbrake is only recommended, but not mandatory, as it always depends on the capabilities of the user and the area of application. (E.g. Environment, sloping terrain.)

The motor power will be reduced − the motor operates with a low charging level ~100 W lower.

The R20 is compatible with all wheelchair models that have a box frame and tube diameter between 22 and 28 mm. For the latest information vist the R20 webpage.

No. Please do not attempt to shorten or cut the docking arms. Complete docking arms or only tubes are available as a spare part. A matrix of the required docking arm length is available in the parts manual (section documents) or on the web page. 

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